Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station | [Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County]

Get Involved - Join 4-H

Join, volunteer, or start a 4-H club in Atlantic County today!

Participating in 4-H Clubs is a fun way to make friends while learning about your community and chosen project area. As a 4-H member or volunteer, you can be proud to know that you are involved in a program that focuses on 'learning by doing.'

The four H's of 4-H stand for 'head, heart, hands and health'-  a representation of the character-building core values of independence, belonging, mastery and generosity. Through caring adult volunteers, supportive 4-H staff, land-grant (Rutgers) university curriculum, and fun and informative events, we are able to encourage youth to 'make the best better' within themselves, their clubs, their communities and beyond.

You can join a 4-H club kindergarten up through the first year out of high school where you can do all kinds of fun activities, like build a rocket, design clothes, learn about computers, help save the environment.

You name it, you can do it in 4-H. Better yet, you can get a lot of help from adult volunteers. They are mentors who can teach you and help you learn.

  • To get started, find a club that fits your interests.
  • Once you find the right club for you, you can register on line here.

We strongly recommend you attend one or two meetings before registering! (The leader of the club needs to confirm all members before becoming official members – this is easier for them to do if they have met you!)

4-H Goals


If you don't find a club that fits your style and are interested in 4-H, don't worry! Atlantic County 4-H Staff will work with you to find a club or to start a new one if necessary.

Policy of Inclusion

4-H Youth Development programs are offered to all youth, kindergarten through grade 13, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or handicap, on an age appropriate basis.

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Cooperating Agencies: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and County Boards of Chosen Freeholders. Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, is an equal opportunity program provider and employer.